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Palgrave Macmillan

Information Technology Project Management

ISBN 9780230300361
Publication Date September 2011
Formats Paperback Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Many of the project management methods and techniques of the past are still being used today, even though the technology, management and environment have changed. Information Technology Project Management explores the need to employ a modern project management approach to reflect today's environment. Focusing on IT projects, Lientz provides a comprehensive examination of the project management process, from the initiation of the project through to the planning, design, execution and closing.

Key Features:

• Detailed coverage of PMBoK and PRINCE2 methodologies
• Explores the practical aspects of project management
• Extensive case studies from a variety of industries
• Checklists and scorecards to measure all aspects of the project management process
• Coverage of HRM and other 'soft' elements of project management
• Guidelines on preventing project problems and failure

Based on the authors own extensive industry and teaching practice, Information Technology Project Management is an essential resource for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students studying project management.

Earlier editions of this work were published as Breakthrough Technology Project Management.

BENNET P. LIENTZ is a Professor and MBA Advisor at Anderson School of Management at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA. He is an internationally-recognised expert in IT management, project management, process improvement and e-business. He has consulted widely in Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America and has worked with more than 100 firms in manufacturing, banking, retailing, energy, transportation and other sectors.

Preface
PART I: PROJECT STRATEGY
Introduction
Developing your Project Management Process and Strategy
Managing Multiple Projects and the Project Slate
PART II: PROJECT PLANNING
The Project Concept
The Right Project Leader
Building the Project Team
Developing the Project Plan
PART III: PROJECT EXECUTION
Effective Project Tracking and Coordination
Project Communications Management
Risk Management
Quality Management
Procurement Management
Measuring Projects and Project Management
PART IV: INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ACTIVITIES
Software Development
Operations, Maintenance, and Enhancement
Software Packages
Technology Projects
PART V:HOW TO SUCCESSFULLY ADDRESS PROJECT ISSUES
Business Issues
Human Resource Issues
Management Issues
Technical Issues
Vendor and Consultant Issues
Cultural and Political Issues
Quality Issues
PART VI: WHAT TO DO NEXT
How to Implement Improved Project Management
Bibliography
Web Sites
Appendix 1: Project Management Software
Appendix 2: Issues Checklist
Appendix 3: War Strategies Applied to Project Management

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'Lientz has produced a focused book that will provide a significant contribution to the IT project professional and the IT project management student. Its unique structure provides an excellent guide for the implementation of project management tools and techniques in IT, offering a pragmatic balance between project methodologies, experience, and common sense.' - Dr Christos Tsinopoulos, Lecturer in Operations and Project Management, Durham University, UK
'This is one of the first books to relate IT project management to the major project management methodologies. The book is very well organized and improves on what was already a very good book in the previous edition. The chapters on project management issues address many of the most common problems faced in IT projects. It should be part of any IT manager's and project leader's library.' - Edmund Gray, Omni Business Solutions, Ireland
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